The Duck Thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. devinandfeather

    devinandfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2014
    Australia, Perth
    No they are purebred they just get a bit dirty but when they go into the pond they are beautiful and are pure white
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop

    I wouldn't recommend this. Just because you haven't had problems with predators yet doesn't mean you won't in the future. I once had something that came and targeted my ducks specifically. Didn't take a single chicken but wiped out my entire duck flock over the course of three days. Always always always have a secure pen for them, especially at night.
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

  4. KBgirls

    KBgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2013
    Taunton MA
    ? I live in MA and the weather is now getting cold, last October I got one 2 week old female Rouen she lived in the house for the winter. Early Spring I got a CK female duckling and they both lived in my house, till it became to much! So I got a starter coop for outside.My Rouen has never experienced the winter, so what is the best coop to get for my girls for the winter weather?[​IMG]
  5. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Personally just an insulated coop with good ventilation, as long as she's been outside as the weathers gotten cooler she should be okay. She will have fattened up, feathered out and acclimatized... She will eat more to keep warm. We've had -7°C a few times and -10°C and my Rouen's are doing great in an insulated coop. If I break up the ice on the pool there still going in there to. I will have to remove it though soon... Before it's solid.
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Sweet pics, most important is they have a safe place to sleep at night, they don't need an insulated building just one that keeps out the wind and weather and is well ventilated and predator proof. Lots of deep shaving and they will be fine, heated buckets to keep their water from freezing. Don't know how I ever went without heated buckets [​IMG]
  7. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    good idea I will make sure nothing can dig under or jump over the fence or even fit through the links so I will double check entrances
  8. Duckling543

    Duckling543 New Egg

    Sep 23, 2014
    Hi! I need duck names!!!!! I'm getting 2 female Perkins soon and want good pair names! Eg. Ben and Jerry. Something like that, but for girls!! Any suggestions?
  9. Alice28

    Alice28 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2014
    Well for are ducks I wanted Thelma and Louise but my son named them Ana and Elsa. I think it depends on what you like and are into.
  10. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2014
    Round Rock, TX
    I was going to name my pekins Betty and Wilma but they turned into a Barney and Fred.

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